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Boebert resolution honors ‘true American hero’ Elisjsha Dicken for stopping active shooter

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U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., addresses attendees during the Turning Point USA Student Action Summit, Saturday, July 23, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)  FILE

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Rep. Lauren Boebert, Colorado Republican, introduced an answer Thursday commending Elisjsha Dicken, the 22-year-old bystander who shot and killed a mass shooter earlier this month in Greenwood, Indiana.



The resolution co-sponsored by way of a dozen House Republicans no Democrats, salutes Mr. Dicken for his uncommon courage in defending his fellow citizens against an armed shooter at a mall in Greenwood, Indiana, on July 17, 2022.



Elisjsha Dicken can be an American hero worth recognition and honor, said Ms. Boebert in a statement. Elis act of bravery saved countless lives and inspired millions more. Even though many career politicians will work to disarm law-abiding citizens like Eli, Im focused on making certain we uphold the Constitutional to defend ones self.



She concluded: With respect to a grateful nation, Im honored to lead this bill recognizing Eli Dicken, a genuine American hero.



Mr. Dicken was shopping along with his girlfriend once the heavily armed 20-year-old gunman exited a mall bathroom and began firing, killing three Indianapolis residents: Pedro Pineda, 56; his wife Rosa Mirian Rivera de Pineda, 37; and Victor Gomez, 30.



In accordance with Greenwood Police Chief James Ison, Mr. Dicken fired his first shot 15 seconds later, hitting and neutralizing the gunman from the distance around 40 yards. Eight of his 10 shots struck the gunman, who was simply declared dead at the scene.



Mr. Dicken, who was simply taught to shoot by his grandfather, has received widespread praise for his quick thinking, accurate shooting and coolness under great pressure. A resident of Seymour, Indiana, he allowed police release a his name, but have not spoken publicly because the incident out of respect for all those killed.



THE HOME resolution remarked that Indianas permitless carry law went into effect July 1, allowing Mr. Dicken to transport his 9mm Glock pistol legally with out a permit.



The resolution also declared that restrictions on gun ownership and the imposition of failed gun control policies, to add gun-free zones, make Americans less safe.

Eli Dicken can be an American hero, a law-abiding gun owner, and an excellent shot. Ive introduced a residence resolution to ensure we honor his bravery.https://t.co/t58PkRnyTw

Rep. Lauren Boebert (@RepBoebert) July 28, 2022

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